Visitors to NINES will soon be greeted by a new front page, the final step in a redesign phase that began in June of 2008. After the usability studies in July and November of last year, the site was rearranged, moving the Search, Tags, Exhibits and About pages into their own separate tabs in the interface. At that time, we also introduced two new features: the My 9s dashboard and this blog.
Since our redesign launch in December, the NINES development team has been working on the style of the site, with a focus on making the home page as effective and informative as possible. We’ll also be introducing another new feature: a NINES Forum, where visitors can keep up with ongoing conversations in nineteenth-century studies, digital humanities research and topics concerning NINES itself.
A note to those of you with exhibits in progress: have no fear! The changes made to the site this week should not affect your work at all. If you do experience any trouble due to the release, be sure to let us know at technologies at nines dot org.